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News from 2015

  • New volcanic eruption hazard

    Research has identified, for the first time, a new type of hazard caused by explosive volcanic eruptions.

  • Ground-breaking Beijing air quality study

    Lancaster University scientists are taking part in one of the largest ever studies of urban air pollution.

  • Low carbon business development

    Award winning eco innovation centre wins funding for 50 low-carbon research collaborations between north west universities and businesses

  • Too many leaves

    Increased foliage in soybean plants due to rising C02 levels takes an “unexpected” toll on crop productivity, new research finds

  • Photosynthesis breakthrough

    Researchers have increased plant productivity by boosting levels of three proteins involved in photosynthesis, offering hope for improving food crops

  • Award of £2m for Waitrose research partnership

    Waitrose is to lead a £2m collaborative training partnership with Lancaster University to address global food security.

  • Flood risk innovation prize

    Lancaster University partners with environmental consultancy JBA to win UK Government competition for innovation in reducing flood risk

  • Soil security fellow

    Mountaineering researcher wins a prestigious fellowship to study how a changing climate could affect the role of mountains as global carbon sinks

  • Extreme storms warning

    Storms worse than Storm Desmond could happen in the next decade, the floods boss of the Environment Agency told an audience at Lancaster University

  • A systems approach to farming

    Agronomist models farming systems to explore how they can help fulfil the world’s competing environmental, food security and social goals